This was actually supposed to be a big-screen film released by Universal, until it was pulled and dropped on Netflix as Universal decided to focus on Warcraft. They said that Spectral didn’t have enough mass-market appeal, and I’ll agree with that. But even smaller movies can be good, so as soon as it was released, I grabbed it and finally sat down to see if it was any good. So let’s review Spectral.
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A discussion came up recently about why modern ships in movie and TV sci-fi were so awful compared to things that had been done in the past. Of course all of this is purely subjective, people tend to identify more with the ships they grew up watching over things from eras they weren’t either impressionable or around for. Of course, I have my own take on the situation which may or may not resonate with others. But hey, it’s my blog, I can write about anything I want to.
I finally got around to seeing Star Trek Beyond. I had heard it was bad and frankly after the disappointment that was Into Darkness, I wasn’t in a big hurry to jump into another J.J. Abrams Star Trek debacle. The longer it’s been since I saw Into Darkness, the worse it fares in my memory. So did this new movie redeem the nu-franchise, or is it even worse? I guess you’ll have to read on to find out.
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Yeah, I’m a big Godzilla fan, in fact, I’m a fan of most kaiju films. Back in 2004, Toho made the “last” Godzilla movie, Final Wars, and exited the game, leaving it to American moviemakers to continue to giant monster legacy. But 12 years later, they put Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi in charge of a reboot movie, Shin Godzilla in Japan and Godzilla Resurgence in America. But the question is, is Shin Godzilla a worthy successor to the classic monster movies?
Guess you’re going to have to click to find out my views.
Hey, what do you want to watch tonight? I don’t know, what do we have that we haven’t seen yet?
That’s how a lot of nights go around here, with piles of DVDs that we haven’t gotten around to breaking the plastic wrap on. So tonight, we finally got around to cracking Batman: Killing Joke.
Every once in a while, I stumble across a really stupid zombie movie and it ends up on my watch list. This is one such occasion, where I found this Australian-made comedy, starring one of my favorite Aussie comedians Jim Jeffries, so what the heck, I’ve got some time to waste.
So here goes another low-budget Australian horror movie about the walking dead. Is it good or not? Let’s find out.
I ended up getting Tomorrowland at the same time that I got Ant-Man, and for the same reason. The price on Amazon finally started to drop and since I was ordering a couple of things anyhow, I threw these two in. Now I’ll admit that I was really intrigued by Tomorrowland from the trailers, but I had also heard that the movie had problems, that’s why I never jumped on it.
So was it as good as I hoped, or as problematic as I’d heard? Let’s find out.
Wow, it took me forever to get this, and honestly, that’s because Amazon didn’t drop the price on Ant-Man for a year. I had so many other things going on, and usually Amazon does a significant price drop on Blurays almost immediately, that when this and another movie I waited forever on, Tommorrowland, sat virtually unchanged at their release prices for a year, I just didn’t bother.
So was it bad that I waited and watched other things? Let’s fine out as I review the smallest superhero that Marvel has done to date.
As badly as I think Fox has handled pretty much every comic book property they’ve had, I genuinely liked the first two X-Men movies they made. I think Bryan Singer did a really good job on the first and a passable job on the second, but from there they went straight into the toilet.
Now we have X-Men: Apocalypse. Does it follow the horrible slide into utter crap that the X-Men movies have made thus far, or does it reverse course and actually make a comeback? I guess you’re going to have to read on to find out.
I gave Civil War a pretty lackluster review, but as I was poking around, looking at other reviews, I seem to be largely alone. One review even asked a bunch of questions about the movie itself and I thought I’d go ahead and answer those to illustrate why I really didn’t find the movie all that amazing.
So let’s get started.